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Northern Wraps Up Campaign
HARD-LUCK LOSS. Tyler Barrett took to the mound and pitched well -- but took the loss -- as Northern Nash was defeated by Eastern Guilford last Tuesday evening in the opening round of the Class 3-A State Baseball Playoffs.
Northern Wraps Up Campaign

RED OAK -- A .500 overall record usually indicates an up-and-down season for a high school baseball team -- and that's exactly how things went this spring for the Northern Nash Knights.
Northern experienced its share of heroics, including a Big East Conference Tournament Championship along with a no-hitter from Derrick Carter at the Golden Leaf Invitational in April in Wilson.

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3RD TIME THE CHARM
CAUGHT IN A RUNDOWN. Nash Central Middle School pitcher Trey Whitley (right) tags out a runner from Edwards between third base and home plate.
3RD TIME THE CHARM

NASHVILLE -- Two regular season victories over Edwards should have given Nash Central Middle School coach Mark Wooten a bit of confidence heading into last Friday's championship game of the Tri-County Conference Baseball Tournament.
But citing the old adage that it's difficult to beat a good team three times, Wooten was a bit uneasy despite the fact that his favored Trojans entered the title event with an undefeated record.

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Timyra to shine for Wesleyan

LOUISBURG -- Timyra Staton's work ethic and relentless perserverance helped work her way into the heart of Louisburg College women's basketball coach Shay Hayes -- and also into the Lady Hurricanes' starting lineup this past season.
After two seasons at Louisburg, Staton has signed a letter-of-intent to continue her career at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
The next two years will be a homecoming for Staton, who prepped under Coach Terri Cash at Nash Central High School.

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NN topped in playoffs
NN topped in playoffs

RED OAK -- Rebekah Beal had one final dose of heroics to cap off her amazing girls soccer campaign at Northern Nash.
Only a junior, Beal scored twice and added an assist at Northern Nash, seeded 26th, upset No. 7 seed Eastern Wayne last Wednesday in the opening round of the Class 3-A Girls Soccer State Playoffs in Goldsboro.
Olivia Bunn also scored off an assist from Beal as the Lady Knights advanced into a second-round contest against Jacksonville High School.

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COUNTY SPRING SPORTS SCORES

NASH COUNTY -- Listed are recent scores from the Nash County Parks and Recreation Department's Spring Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues:

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Mudcats drop series vs. Myrtle Beach
Mudcats drop series vs. Myrtle Beach

ZEBULON -- Pin-Chieh Chen's two-run home run in the eighth proved to be the difference as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans finished a three-game sweep of the Carolina Mudcats with a 6-5 victory at Five County Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Connor Oliver hit two triples and drove in two for the Mudcats in the loss.
The Pelicans (23-12) swept the series three games to none and increased their lead to three-and-one-half games over the Mudcats (19-15) in the Southern Division, Carolina League standings.

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East-West rosters finalized
East-West rosters finalized

GREENSBORO -- Rosters have been finalized for the 2015 North Carolina Coaches Association's East-West Boys Basketball All-Star Game.
The event will be held July 20 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets will be available at the gate.
Head coaches will be D.H. Conley's Rob Maloney (East) and Erwin's David Rhoney (West).
The complete rosters are as follows:

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Summer swim sked released

NASH COUNTY -- The Nash-Halifax Swim League will swing back into action for the summer beginning on June 18.
On that day, defending champion Nash Rec will be on the road to tangle with backyard rival Birchwood Country Club in Nashville.
The other league matchup on June 18 will featured Roanoke Valley at Westridge.
Regular season events will run through July 23, with the annual N-HSL Championship Meet slated for August 1 at the Harrison Family YMCA in Rocky Mount.

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NASH CO. SOCCER SCORES

NASH COUNTY -- Here are updated Nash County Parks & Recreation Youth Spring Soccer League Scores:

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Yankees surge past the Phillies

ROCKY MOUNT -- The Wesley Men Yankees made the most of their sparse opportunities last Thursday night and, in doing so, came away with a hard-fought 5-1 win against the Phillies of Hester, Moore & Tucker in Rocky Mount Youth Baseball League action.
The Yankees failed to hit a single ball out of the infield cleanly and collected only two hits for their evening's work, but the lights out pitching of Maliq Nicholson, Trent Lewis and Mason Pilgreen offset any offensive woes they might have suffered.

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FLYING HIGH
FLYING HIGH

Nash Central Middle School third baseman Drifton Padgett (right) elevates to retrieve a throw for the Trojans during last Friday afternoon's meeting with Edwards in the championship showdown of the Tri-County Conference Baseball Tournament.

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FUTURE PACER
FUTURE PACER

Rocky Mount Academy boys soccer standout Christian Toney (front, center) signs a letter-of-intent to continue his career at William Peace University, which is located in Downtown Raleigh. Also pictured are (back, l to r) RMA Head of Upper School Timmy Tucker, RMA Soccer Coach Larry Smith and RMA Headmaster Beth Covolo; (front, l to r) William Toney (father) and Spring Toney (mother).

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IN THE NICK OF TIME
IN THE NICK OF TIME

Northern Nash's Nick Vester (with ball) executes a force play at second base during the Knights' loss to Eastern Guilford last Tuesday night in the opening round of the Class 3-A State Baseball Playoffs in Red Oak.

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